Maharashtra may not have water crisis this year as most dams fill to capacitySep 21, 2017, 10:22 IST
Water levels in Mumbai lakes on July 25, 2017mid-day online correspondentMumbaiJul 26, 2017, 08:20 IST
There are 7 lakes that supply water to Mumbai. They are Bhatsa Lake (built in 1983), Upper Vaitarna (built in 1973), Middle Vaitarna (built in 2012), Tansa Lake (built in 1925), ModakSagar Lake (built in 1957), Tulsi Lake (built in 1879) and Vihar Lake (built in 1860).
The total annual water capacity of Mumbai’s 7 lakes is 14,47,000 million litres. Of these 7 lakes, only Tulsi Lake and Vihar Lake are within Mumbai.
The water treatment plant in Bhandup, India is the largest and oldest in Asia. Tansa and Vaitarna dams supply water to south Mumbai, while the rest supply to the suburbs. An underground tank in Malabar Hills is used to store the water.
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